1988 CHEVROLET S10 STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

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1988 CHEVROLET S10 STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR (Change Vehicle)

The following STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR recall/defect on 1988 CHEVROLET S10 vehicles was reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration on 1996-10-08. For more information contact the National Highway Traffic Safety administration or the US Department of Transportation. See recall summary below.


Build Years/Makes/Models: 1987 - 1995 CHEVROLET S10
UNits affected: 144598
Recall Number: 96V195000
Summary: THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT LOOSENS AT THE STEERING SHAFT TO STEERING GEAR COUPLING. WITH THIS LOOSENESS, THE YOKE PINCH BOLT CAN WEAR ON THE SPLINES OF THE SHAFT UNTIL THERE IS NO LONGER AN INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE SPLINES AND THE BOLT.
Consequence: THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE BODY TO CHASSIS MOVEMENT ALLOWING THE STEERING SHAFT TO SEPARATE FROM THE STEERING GEAR WHICH CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL RETORQUE THE UPPER AND LOWER BOLTS TO CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.
Notes: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:POSTAL VEHICLES ONLY. OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING LATE OCTOBER 1996. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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